Summary: Logitech's G15 Gaming Keyboard is an ambitious attempt at the ultimate frag aid. The LCD screen is an inventive addition, but other features such as customizable keys, blue LED backlighting, and built-in USB ports have more practical applications. If you're serious about gaming and like to tinker with mini apps, the G15 is the keyboard for you.
Pros: Tons of keys and customization options; LCD screen can display in-game data and other info; backlit keys for typing in the dark; USB ports on back; toggle lets you disable the Windows key.
Cons: Large keys feel clunky; USB ports not USB 2.0; limited number of apps for the LCD screen, fewer still the average user will find useful; big.
Summary: Logitech's revised version of its already distinctive G15 gaming keyboard adds polish and trims some of the fat. Throw in the now-mature user community that churns out lots of homebrew apps for the built-in LCD screen, and we'd recommend this keyboard to any PC gamer as a unique, useful, and customizable input device.
Pros: Refined design takes up less space than the original but keeps most of the same features; strong macro programming capability; broader support for homebrew LCD apps; more responsive-feeling keys; orange LED comes through better in the dark.
Summary: The G15 Revision 2 Gaming Keyboard meets the same high quality standard you would expect from a product, while incorporating some interesting features to make it extra appealing specifically for 3D game play. The GamePanel LCD can provide a great deal of useful information, the G-keys provide up to 18 custom macro keys, and the multimedia controls provide easy access to your Windows based multimedia applications.
Pros: » LCD can provide a variety of useful information, » Configurable special function G-keys, » Backlit keys with three lighting levels (off, low, high), » Multimedia controls, » Extra LCD functions can be programmed, or are available online, » Well made
Cons: » Price, » Should have had a different model number to better distinguish it from original G15 keyboard
Excerpt: mice can attest), Logitech is trying its hand on the gaming keyboard market – for the second time. Their G15 gaming keyboard is being re-released with a new design, fewer programmable keys and more support for popular games like World of Warcraft. It’s a hybrid product – to use the word that’s making waves in the automobile industry – since it can be used either for gaming or for serious work, without the need of changing keyboards each time you want to play or have to...
Conclusion: The things that made the original G15 such a hit are kept in the rev2. The new LCD is definitely going to split opinions. I like the new one over the old, but I can also see why some like the old one more. First of all the new display can't be flip shut when going to lan-parties, so in theory it can get scratched or damaged. In practice, however, the keyboard has to take some serious beating before the LCD is in danger, because it's covered with a layer of thick plastic.
Pros: Bright and clear LCD-screen, Nice and quiet "feel" on the keys, Looks stylish
Summary: I’m not a big fan of running software in the background on my PC but the Logitech G15 was worth it. Once I installed the Logitech software a lot of applications just automatically supported it so I did not have to worry about setting up each one. I remember with the early G15 there were many 3rd party applications that added support for programs to output to the LCD display.
Excerpt: A few years back Logitech introduced the G15 Keyboard to the masses. No one had seen a keyboard that resembled the likes of it before. It took some of the features that people had been hacking into their own keyboards and made it mainstream. But that was a few years ago and now Logitech has updated the looks of the G15 and has re-released it. Was it worth the trouble for Logitech to redesign one of its most popular keyboards?
Pros: New stylish look, Smaller size, Less Marco Keys, Logitech got it right this time